Logo vs color scheme

Discussion in 'The Undercity' started by seebs, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I got an ask pointing out that the shiny new logo does not match the color scheme very well. Should I change the logo or the color scheme?
  2. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    How about change the logos colourscheme? Personally, I love the design, hate the colours. I´d prefer something tha goes with the blue of the forum.

    However, it also came up in the chat that some people don´t like the colourscheme very much, and I know on some forums one can choose from different forum themes. Maybe see if that´s possible here?
  3. Mala

    Mala Well-Known Member

    I love the logo and it's colors but I'm not sure if there's a good color scheme to go with it that would still be easy on the eyes
  4. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I think there are indeed ways to provide multiple color schemes, I don't entirely know how.
  5. Mala

    Mala Well-Known Member

    Ooh if you could figure that out, it'd be great since we have so many people with different sensory things.
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  6. sicknastyspades

    sicknastyspades Most Rad.

    I'm so glad that someone else mentioned the logo not matching the colour scheme. I was wondering whether it would be a dick move to mention it and whether I cared about dickery enough to not mention it, but someone else did so now I am pleased.

    I like the forum colour scheme as it is and would prefer a change to the logo, but I think that's mostly just because I'm used to the colour scheme and change is the enemy. I like the design of the logo a lot and I know I hated the blurple at first.
    If we do get other colour schemes as an option, can I put in a request now for a very desaturated one? Grey-toned brown/green/blue, something like that. Brights and pastels are nice in small amounts but in forum-sized doses they are Not My Friends.
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  7. Fish butt

    Fish butt Everything is coming together, slowly but surely.

    Butting in to agree. I do not much like how the logo's colours interact with the colours of the forum: forum colours is warm blue/lavenderish, logo is comprised mainly out of dark, cold colours that do not offer enough contrast with the forum's dark background (dark on dark), and because they are mainly cold colours - they are 'off'. I am personally tempted to change the logo's colours: to either lighten them up, and play around with more warm colours - like say ochre yellow (which is more orange-ish) instead of the lemon yellow of the letters on a much lighter porcelain-bluish background (ultramarine mixed with a lot of white) to make it look more like a broken tile - or to add a white background element in the css behind the logo (which might look a little hokey, but could work if said element spanned the entire width of the page), but if people are okay with changing forum colours, that could work very well too. I don't mind which part changes either way - as long as the colour interaction between background/logo do the logo justice, which at this moment I believe they don't.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2015
  8. liminal

    liminal I'm gonna make it through this year if it kills me

    It took me awhile to get used to the logo but I like it.

    If the forum is changing color scheme than I would appreciate it if there was an option to pick between color schemes because I really like the one we have right now and can deal with the logo and color scheme not being matchy matchy
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  9. Kaylotta

    Kaylotta Writer Trash

    Personally, I really like the current colour palette of light blues and purply-blues. I also love the style of the logo. I think my preferred route would be to bring the logo's colours more in line with the current colour scheme - less green/brown, more blue/black/purple?
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  10. Void

    Void on discord. Void#4020

    Will be voice of dissenting opinon, I dislike the forums colors, but love the logo's. The logo is gorgeous and would be sad to see it changed.
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  11. Lissiel

    Lissiel Dreaming dead

    The logo is really beautiful. I want neither the logo nor the forum colors to change, and for them to magically not clash.

    Problem solving: nailed it!
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  12. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    I like both the logo and the colour scheme, and I don't really think they clash. However, I hate the small icon thing that is in the firefox tab bar now, if you know what I mean. If that could be changed to match the forums colour scheme it would be perfect for me :)
  13. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    There is now an alternative color scheme available, although it's sorta Problematic and I am not good at color schemes. But it's brown-and-green mostly and looks more aligned with the logo to me, I think.
  14. hoarmurath

    hoarmurath Thor's Hammer

    Multiple color schemes would be best if possible (and apparently they are?). I do like the current scheme and don't want it to change, but I don't want others to have to deal with a scheme they don't like either.

    I did prefer the old logo because it was simple, but I predict I will get used to whatever you decide to put up there, eventually.
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  15. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I might be able to change the logo per theme, too. This software is full of mysteries.
  16. Void

    Void on discord. Void#4020

    Oh man I like the alternative colors
  17. Fish butt

    Fish butt Everything is coming together, slowly but surely.

    I like the alternative colour scheme a LOT now. It fits so much better with the logo now, and does it so much more justice. I can now actually appreciate the logo for what it is. (And I think in this different colour scheme it is actually lovely - I can now see the different and subtle colour changes in it better)
  18. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    Petition for Kintsugi in SPAAAAACE theme.
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  19. Vast Derp

    Vast Derp Professional Griefer

    as the artit i have no problem with the logo colors changing, but i do not have a sense of color clashing that is sufficient for design purposes, so take that under advisement!

    also dobby wants paying more for a revision >:) about... $3.50
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  20. Vast Derp

    Vast Derp Professional Griefer

    that's called a favicon. i sent seebs an alt version that is forum-blue, but it doesn't quite pop as much. i'd be ok changing it as needed.
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